About Steve

Steve Percoco founded Lark Research in 1991 as an independent provider of investment research.  His initial research coverage included housing and related sectors, such as REITs and mortgage finance.  From 2001 to 2017, Steve published Income Builder, a research-oriented newsletter that covers the financial markets broadly through a model portfolio that consisting primarily of stocks, bonds and mutual funds.  Income Builder followed a generalist approach, but also focused on key sectors, such as utilities, energy, telecommunications, consumer staples, real estate and industrials.  (Although Income Builder is no longer published in print form, Income Builder-related content remains available on this website.)  Lark Research offers institutional research services that include individual company and sector reports.

Steve was an active member of the New York Society of Security Analysts from 1994-2004.  During that time, he chaired NYSSA’s Committee for Improved Corporate Reporting and produced numerous industry conferences and programs.  From 1996-2002, he served on NYSSA’s Board of Directors.  He was given the Society’s Volunteer-of-the-Year award in 1995, 1996, 2001 and 2002.

Prior to founding Lark Research, Steve served as Vice President in the High Yield Corporate Bond Research Department at Salomon Brothers (1987-1990) and as an investment officer at Bank of Boston (1983-1987).

From 1994 to 2010, Steve chaired the Springfield NJ Investor Education Group of the American Association of Individual Investors.  He served as a member of the FASB’s User Advisory Council from 2004 to 2006.

Steve is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Business School.

Contact information:

Stephen P. Percoco
Lark Research, Inc.
839 Dewitt Street
Linden, NJ  07036-4004
Telephone:  (908) 448-2246